One of the best parts of a vacation to beautiful Orlando, Florida is visiting one of the amazing theme parks in the area. Walt Disney World has been an entertainment institution in Orlando for 50 years, and each year it gets better and better. One of the four parks that make up Walt Disney World is the Magic Kingdom, a celebration of all the classic Disney characters. Keep reading for our guide for your visit to the Magic Kingdom!
Stay Steps Away
The most important part of any vacation is finding the perfect place to stay. You don’t want to waste a moment with the hassle of getting to the parks from a hotel or vacation home that is located too far away. With our properties, not only do you get to enjoy luxury accommodations, but you can also stay as close as 5 minutes away from the gates of the Magic Kingdom. Start your day at the Magic Kingdom off right by choosing to stay in one of our properties!
Main Street, USA
When you first enter the Magic Kingdom, you’ll find yourself on Main Street, USA. This area of the Magic Kingdom is modeled after Walt’s childhood home and has the nostalgic atmosphere of a classic small town. You won’t find any attractions here, just shopping and dining up and down the street. Grab a souvenir at the Emporium, which has seemingly endless merchandise, sit down for a meal at the Crystal Palace, or snag your favorite Mickey-shaped treat at the Main Street Bakery. At the end of Main Street, USA lies Cinderella’s Castle – the perfect photo op to commemorate your trip!
As the name might suggest, Tomorrowland is dedicated to the future! A must-ride attraction here is Space Mountain, a fast paced, thrilling roller coaster ride that takes you on a journey to space. For rides that are friendly for all ages, consider hopping on the People Mover, which takes you around Tomorrowland, including a backstage view of the Space Mountain ride. The Carousel of Progress is also a perfect attraction for the whole family, a seated animatronics show about the technology of the 20th century.
Fantasyland is the part of Magic Kingdom that is truly devoted to classic Disney. Featuring iconic rides, such as “It’s a Small World” and the Mad Tea Party with its oversize spinning teacups, Fantasyland truly makes you feel like a kid again. Fly through London on Peter Pan’s Flight and journey under the sea on the Journey of the Little Mermaid. Not all the rides here are dedicated to little ones, however. The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is a fast-paced roller-coaster type train that takes you through the story of Snow White. Fantasyland is also home to some of the most sought-after dining reservations in Disney World. Be Our Guest Restaurant recreates the Beast’s Castle from the classic film Beauty and the Beast and offers delicious food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Cinderella’s Royal Table also has you dining in a castle, but this one features the opportunity to meet classic characters during your meal! Both require a reservation, but the experience is well worth planning in advance.
This area of the park has been styled after early Colonial America and features the patriotic attraction The Hall of Presidents. Famous for its realistic animatronic recreations of each President of the United States, this is a must-visit for any American history buff. Those who enjoy something on the spooky side will also love taking a ride through the Haunted Mansion. This classic attraction offers spine-tingling chills as you journey through a haunted estate.
Keeping with the American theme of Liberty Square, Frontierland journeys into the era of the wild west. Enjoy thrills rides such as Splash Mountain, a log flume water ride that is perfect for the hot summer Florida days. You will get wet, but you will also have so much fun! Big Thunder Mountain is the self-proclaimed “Wildest Ride in the Wilderness” and has you zip through an old west mining town. Little ones will enjoy the cheesy, but fun animatronics Country Bear Jamboree or the chance to run around and play on Tom Sawyer’s Island.
The most diversely themed area of the park is in Adventureland, a celebration of international adventures! Classic rides such as the Jungle Cruise and the Enchanted Tiki Room definitely have a nostalgic feel for Disney lovers, but may come off as a bit cheesy for first-time visitors. The Pirates of the Caribbean is the highlight here. This classic ride was famously the inspiration for the popular movie franchise and follows a band of pirates on their adventures. For food, the Dole Whip is a must-have! This pineapple-flavored soft-serve ice cream is a park favorite, especially on sunny days.
You can live your Disney dreams with a day at the Magic Kingdom! When the day comes to an end, be sure you’re booked into one of our lovely vacation villas in Orlando. Contact us today to make the most of your Disney getaway!